…from the New York Times
[ Editor’s Note: The Republicans are writing some shameful history for themselves by trying to wrap themselves in the holy robe of Jan6 just being a political event. To take this stance after all the evidence that has already come out, leads me to one conclusion.
And that is they know what is coming their way. They know the Archives documents are going to be devastating, that a number of the plotters are going to flip and testify to avoid having their senior days spent in prison.
So frankly I sense they feel they have nothing more to lose by going balls to the wall, declaring the investigation a witch hunt, and everything that the committee puts out as tainted and an effort to protect a ‘stolen election’. That is what the Trumper base wants, and the Banana Republicans feel their careers are bullet proof from any serious damage.
Meanwhile some of them pray that Trump will stroke out, the kind where you are dead when you hit the floor, so they can step in and take over with the Trump base having nowhere else to go.
Their whole focus will now be on rigging the 2022 elections, getting control of Congress, and then boxing the Democrats out of majority power forever, where their screams will go unheard.
The only thing I see standing between their being able to do this is the DoJ and the Courts dishing out a lot of felony charges and convictions.
But those Insurrection cases could be tied up in the Courts for a decade or more by using the well-polished Trumper legal delay strategy until a Republican president eventually pardons them all…wait for it, wait for it, “to hell the Nation”.
Thus ends my cheery missive for today… Jim W. Dean ]
First published February 4, 2022
WASHINGTON — The Republican Party on Friday officially declared the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and events that led to it “legitimate political discourse,” formally rebuking two lawmakers in the party who have been most outspoken in condemning the deadly riot and the role of Donald J. Trump in spreading the election lies that fueled it.
The Republican National Committee’s overwhelming voice vote to censure Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois at its winter meeting in Salt Lake City culminated more than a year of vacillation, which started with party leaders condemning the Capitol attack and Mr. Trump’s conduct, then shifted to downplaying and denying it.
On Friday, the party went further in a resolution slamming Ms. Cheney and Mr. Kinzinger for taking part in the House investigation of the assault, saying they were participating in “persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.”
Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, wrote on Twitter, “Shame falls on a party that would censure persons of conscience, who seek truth in the face of vitriol. Honor attaches to Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for seeking truth even when doing so comes at great personal cost.”